I am convinced that mighty warriors who carry true glory are coming. They will have weighty authority to bring change into dark situations. These soldiers are being called and raised by the Lord right in our midst. They are the ones Enoch prophesied about in the book of Jude verse 14 and I believe you have the opportunity to join the ranks of this coming force. This is what the Lord says:
“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, `We will not walk in it.’ Jeremiah 6:16
Walking the Ancient Paths is the only way to grow in weighty, authority and become a glory carrier. There is no shortcut, quick fix or magic formula. Much time with the Lord is essential to carrying the Lord’s glory. We live in a modern age but I hear the Holy Spirit calling us back to walk the Ancient Paths! He calls us to higher ways and deeper, more meaningful lives but there are certain pathways that take us into that more fruitful, weighty, life of glory.
Here are three of the ancient paths that are probably known by all but not travelled as much as they should be:
PATH OF THE BIBLE
Living in the Bible and allowing the Bible to live in you.
PATH OF PRAYER
Talking and communing with our Father.
PATH OF HOLINESS
Embracing a clean and pure life in thought, word and deed. To some, these sound old fashioned or dry, maybe even boring. But it’s because they haven’t travelled with the help of the Holy Spirit who is our guide for the journey. They have known legalism but not vibrant relationship. You are invited to an adventure, walking ancient paths with the Holy One. These three disciplines (or paths) are tried and tested over many centuries. We are told to look and ask and then walk in these ancient ways and only then will we find rest for our souls. Will you join me in embracing the old way, old roads and forgotten paths. I am not content with the measure of spiritual intimacy, authority or power in my life and I hear the Holy Spirit calling;
‘Come walk the ancient paths, find freedom, joy, meaning, find Me here.’
You cannot walk these paths in a hurry or distracted but give it time, walk slowly through these three powerful disciplines and your live will begin to change day by day. Together we can fulfil the prophetic word below.
‘Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.’ Isaiah 58:12